Quicksilver Book
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Quicksilver


  • Author : Neal Stephenson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061792779
  • Total Read : 86
  • File Size : 8,9 Mb

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Quicksilver Summary:

Quicksilver is the story of Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and conflicted Puritan, pursuing knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe, in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight. It is a chronicle of the breathtaking exploits of "Half-Cocked Jack" Shaftoe -- London street urchin turned swashbuckling adventurer and legendary King of the Vagabonds -- risking life and limb for fortune and love while slowly maddening from the pox. And it is the tale of Eliza, rescued by Jack from a Turkish harem to become spy, confidante, and pawn of royals in order to reinvent Europe through the newborn power of finance. A gloriously rich, entertaining, and endlessly inventive novel that brings a remarkable age and its momentous events to vivid life, Quicksilver is an extraordinary achievement from one of the most original and important literary talents of our time. And it's just the beginning ...

Quicksilver Book

Quicksilver


  • Author : Kenneth Baxter Ragsdale
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN 10 : 0890961883
  • Total Read : 61
  • File Size : 7,9 Mb

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Quicksilver Summary:

Before Terlingua achieved some notoriety as the site of the annual World Championship Chili Cookoff, the ghost town was the bustling center of the mercury mining industry in the United States. Quicksilver tells the story of the company town and its feudal lord, Chicago industrialist Howard E. Perry, who built a hilltop mansion overlooking the dry domain. Based on many primary sources, this solidly researched and historically sound book tells of profit, power, and loss; of U.S. Army protection from the effects of revolution south of the border; of Depression-era maneuverings and labor unrest; and of a region that holds growing fascination for thousands of visitors each year. Color and authenticity come from the author's interviews with such individuals as Robert Cartledge, who for nearly three decades worked as store clerk, purchasing agent, and finally general manager of the Chisos Mining Company in Terlingua.

Quicksilver Book

Quicksilver


  • Author : Curt Nicolaus Schuette
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1931
  • Genre: Mercury
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112106723437
  • Total Read : 91
  • File Size : 11,5 Mb

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Quicksilver Book

Quicksilver


  • Author : United States Tariff Commission
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1935
  • Genre: Mercury
  • Pages : 12
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:30000011101270
  • Total Read : 60
  • File Size : 13,6 Mb

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B041  Quicksilver Deposits in Nevada Book

B041 Quicksilver Deposits in Nevada


  • Author : David A Phoenix
  • Publisher : NV Bureau of Mines & Geology
  • Release Date : 2022-09-26
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx
  • Total Read : 68
  • File Size : 5,7 Mb

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Quicksilver   s World Book

Quicksilver s World


  • Author : Anne Moon
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Release Date : 2021-07-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982290986
  • Total Read : 98
  • File Size : 10,8 Mb

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Quicksilver s World Summary:

Deep within an old and mysterious forest in an ancient land, Quicksilver is born into the silver dance of the moon. From the moment he takes his first breath, Quicksilver is unconditionally loved by his fairy family. After an elderly wizardess rises from a corner in the room to cradle Quicksilver in her arms, she grants him the gift of invisibility that she says will help him, along with other similar children, to eventually lead their people to realize new possibilities. As Quicksilver sets out on a coming-of-age journey fueled by curiosity, he soon amazes everyone around him with special abilities that frequently cause his family a mixture of mirth, wonder, and worry. While exploring a world filled with magic, mystery, and unusual animals, Quicksilver proudly wears his cloak of invisibility while making new friends, solving mysteries, and experiencing unusual adventures. In this entertaining fantasy tale, a fairy boy and his team of special fairy children with unique abilities, set out on a daring, yet fun filled journey to solve problems and change even the human world

Quicksilver Mining in Sonoma County Book

Quicksilver Mining in Sonoma County


  • Author : Joe Pelanconi
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-03-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781625850065
  • Total Read : 97
  • File Size : 18,7 Mb

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Quicksilver Mining in Sonoma County Summary:

In the 1870s, a quicksilver mining boom took hold of Sonoma County, California. Claims were staked, and a rowdy camp took shape in Pine Flat as farmers traded plows for picks and miners answered the siren call of cinnabar. In this compelling account, historian Joe Pelanconi relates the development of the twenty-mile Cinnabar Mining District. Pelanconi shares intriguing stories like those of the Donner Party survivor, Chinese laborers who worked the mines in danger of mercury poisoning and the two brothers who were leading citizens of the district and purported victims of murder. Delve into Sonoma County's heritage and a lost era when eccentrics and dreamers sought shining flasks of riches in the Mayacamas Mountains above today's wine country.